Sue Andrade, a franchise operator of eleven Dunkin’ Donuts shops, speaks about how her extended family bought one store thirty five years ago and now has over seven hundred stores. In 1968 Ms. Andrade’s uncle from Portugal “came over [to the U.S.] and opened a store and brought uncles, cousins, brothers, everybody.”

Having Massachusetts stores that surround the office of her franchisor’s company, Ms. Andrade tells Fox Business that the franchisor’s employees who frequently visit her businesses “keep us on our feet and make us work that much harder to continue our standards and be the best we can be.”